## Reflection: Joy Snowman Vertical Addition - Section 3: Independent Practice

There are 3 students in class who have basically already mastered addition to 10.  They don’t complain about practicing these numbers more, but I see an easy opportunity to extend this activity so that these students can feel a challenge, too.

I give each of the little super mathematicians a special number cube with numbers like 8, 9, and 10 on the cube faces.  This way, a student can roll the cube and write down one of the larger numbers, and either spin for a second attempt or keep rolling the number cube!  It is so fun to see everyone in the room engaged and challenged!

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## Big Idea: This activity provides practice with vertical addition, while utilizing a fun spinner and marshmallow counters.

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### Michelle Novelli

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